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Junior Electromagnetic Scientist (RF Physics)

Date: 15-May-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Associate Electromagnetic Scientist (RF Physics) Farnborough or Malvern location

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Electromagnetic Scientist to join a leading Global Defence Technology & Security organisation. You will work within the Applied Sciences unit based at their site in Farnborough, Hampshire.


Overall Purpose of the Job Role

To provide electromagnetic modelling and measurement support into the RF Stealth Technologies teams.


Key Accountabilities

The job holder is accountable for:

  • Assisting with the delivery of RF research project across a range of EM disciplines (e.g. stealth, antenna design etc.) projects within the RF team.
  • Assisting with RF characterisation of test pieces for a range of projects.
  • Completing EM modelling tasks under the supervision of technical leads within the RF teams.
  • Assist in developing trials plans and ensuring trials are able to run safely and complete their trials objectives.
  • Complete directed technical work within projects to a timeframe and budget.
  • Provide accurate estimations of effort required to deliver project work to assist with bidding work within the IDT.


Knowledge, Experience and Skills Required

  1. Understanding of Electromagnetic modelling techniques and experience performing EM modelling with commercially available software (e.g. CST Microwave Studio).
  2. Understanding of the principles of RF experimental design including areas such as calibration and error analysis.
  3. Demonstrate good interpersonal, influencing, analytical and team working skills, and be able to exchange ideas and information effectively in a concise and logical way.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills with the ability to tailor the information to your audience.


Qualifications Required

  1. Degree or equivalent in Physics (or related discipline)
  2. Desirable – PhD in a related discipline.


Security Clearance

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.